Viewers of Fox News and anyone who follows the national news must have at one point or the other gotten to know about Lauren Blanchard. She is an American journalist who works for Fox News Channel and Fox News Edge and is a known national correspondent on the channel. Aside from the many coverages she has done on the news network, the journalist is noted for her insightful coverage of the 2016 presidential elections that proved convincingly that Lauren is one of the best in the field.
In this article, you are going to find out a lot more about the Fox news journalist, starting with a look at her childhood life, education, career progression and achievements, and every other fact about her that you should know.
Lauren Blanchard – Bio
Lauren Blanchard was born on the 13th of October 1990 in the United States of America. Lauren was born as one of three kids in her family, of which she is the only girl while her two other siblings are both boys. One of her brothers is an Army Ranger graduate.
Considering her last name, some people have often wondered if her family is in any way related to James Blanchard – former United States House of Representative member, 45th Governor of Michigan and United States Ambassador to Canada. Our findings revealed that both families have no relationship with each other, at best, it is only a coincidence that they share a similar surname.
After the completion of her high school studies, Lauren Blanchard enrolled at the University of Michigan in 2008 to study communications. By 2012, the would-be journalist graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and set off to begin her career professionally.
However, before this time, Lauren had already started practicing journalism at WOLV-TV which is her university’s student-run TV station. She served exceptionally well as a director in the station and was equally very committed to advancing the course of the campus-based TV station. For these and many more, Blanchard was, in 2010, awarded the WOLVies Rookie of the Year Award and Best Package Production Award in 2012.
Later on, she had a two-year internship at LindyLazar Communications LLC and also interned at the Fox News Washington, D.C. bureau as part of the Fox News Channel University program (FNCU). She described her experience in going from WOLV-TV to FNCU as going “from Little Leagues to the World Series.”
Multiple reports have it that Lauren Blanchard’s exceptional performances while interning at Fox News were primarily what got her a job offer in the media house after her graduation from college. She relocated to Washington D.C to begin working as a desk assistant in the Fox News’ production room. After a few months, she was offered a more demanding role on Fox News Sunday as a production assistant. This saw her work on the production aspect of the show – it’s graphics and writing as well.
In 2014, Blanchard became a junior reporter in Fox News for which reason she relocated to Iowa and worked there for the next 2 years. Two years later, Lauren Blanchard was back at the Washington bureau and began working as a correspondent. Her highest career achievement at this time was her coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign as a national correspondent where she shadowed Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign progress till the Democratic primaries.
Two years later (2018), she also attained another career milestone following her covering the Royal Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – which held on the 19th of May 2018.
Currently, she still works at Fox News and regular viewers of the station have seen her many times on the Tucker Carlson Tonight’s “Final Exam” segment news quiz show where she has remained undefeated.
Other Facts About The Fox News Journalist
- Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Member
While at the University of Michigan, Lauren Blanchard was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority for 4 years. During this time, she once served as the house manager of the sorority.
- Family Life
The journalist is not yet married and it is also not known if she has any man in her life. However, her closest family at this point still remains her parents and brothers whom she shares strong family bonds with.
Lauren revealed that while she and her brothers were growing up, their father, who is a huge American football fan, made them believe that American football was the most important game of all.
- Cat Mom
Lauren Blanchard is a cat person; she shares her home with a domestic feline, an Aegean cat breed she named Isabel. She sometimes posts pictures of her cat on her Instagram page.